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Health Professions Director Carol Weisse receives the Nichols Fellowship


Carol S. Weisse, professor of psychology and director of the Health Professions Program, has been awarded the Byron A. Nichols Endowed Fellowship for Faculty Development.

The fellowship, which covers a two-year period beginning in September, supports faculty in developing programs and skills that enhance intellectual, social and personal interactions with students.

Weisse will develop Humanism in Medicine, a practicum course that encourages and supports professional formation among students interested in health care.

The first Nichols fellowship was awarded to Stephen J. Schmidt, professor of economics, who has used his time to develop a new course, Values and Economic Justice, which is being offered for the first time this term.

The fellowship was created by Susan Mullaney Maycock ’72 and former Union professor Alan Maycock in honor of Nichols, a popular political science professor from 1968 to 2008. More than 100 of his friends, colleagues and former students have contributed to the program.